The image on the left is a view of the Engine Compartment on HMCS Ojibwa looking aft. The image on the right is the space between the engine on the right side of the image on the left and the pressure hull wall. When the boat heeled, submariners working in this space would be pinned to the pressure hull wall because the engines are not bolted to the deck. The white tubing down the left side of the image is part of the modern heating/cooling system. One benefit of working in that space was the fact you were definitely out of sight!
Last night, just hours after going live with this site, the server for the Project Ojibwa site did a massive update which took that site down. Frantically, we tried to get it refreshed but storms across the west made initial contact impossible. So, we immediately went back to our new HMCS Ojibwa website and disconnected all the links to the Project Ojibwa website and started to replicate those landing pages on the new site - a time consuming task at the best of times. Right in the middle of this process, a violent thunder and enormous electrical storm passed through - are you beginning to get the state of my mind - it was three o'clock in the morning! Half way through the process, word came from Denver that the Project site was back up . Then the question became whether to continue to replicate the link landing pages or go to bed. To make a tedious story shorter, I think all the links are now back in place, but, if you find one that isn't, please let me know.
Greetings Everyone. Welcome to our new website HMCSOjibwa.ca. Many people looking for information on how to tour HMCS Ojibwa found it difficult to find under the Museum of Naval History banner so this new site is for everything you need to know about touring our Oberon Class submarine & Cold War warrior - HMCS Ojibwa. We have also added some quick links to our favourite pages on our Museum of Naval History website currently known as www.projectojibwa.ca. The Project Ojibwa name was always meant to cover the period before the submarine arrived in Port Burwell; so, once we move the history related materials to a new platform later this year, the website name will change. We will keep you posted.
We have been going on about new website for ages but hopefully the wait won't be for much longer. Our technical difficulties proved to be past tinkering with an outdated format and beyond my ken so we have opted to start from scratch once again. DJ, our summer co-op student, is diligently putting his skills to the task and now that the new tour site 'HMCS Ojibwa' is ready to go, I will be able to focus on getting the history pages ready for the new platform. It should be a lot more dynamic.